Philadelphia rap crew The Roots are winning the political jokes battle. They took a playful jab at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last night (September 19) on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
During her appearance, Roots used rap veteran Ghostface Killah to troll Clinton’s recent health scare.
So, it’s only fair that the Tonight Show house band would also poke fun at current election headlines when Hillary Clinton appeared on the show as a guest. As a nod to Clinton’s recent pneumonia-tied health scare debacle, The Roots performed part of Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy,” off 2000’s Supreme Clientele. Fallon continued the joke by sporting a surgical mask and hand sanitizer during his interview with Clinton. (Paste Magazine)
Last week, Roots took direct aim at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Roots, the “Fallon” house band, play a song to introduce the entrance of every guest on the show. The song they choose for Donald Trump’s entrance was Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall” (from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh). As Trump entered, the Roots sang the lines “Then you, you built a wall/ A 20-foot wall / So I couldn’t see,” as Think Progress points out. This seemed to mock Trump’s campaign promise to force Mexico to build and pay for an enormous wall along the U.S.’s southern border. (Pitchfork)
A week ago, State Property’s Freeway revealed his support for Clinton.
Last month, rap veteran Ice Cube blasted Republican candidate Donald Trump on social media.
Stealing endorsement is not how you become the president of the United States, homie. Leave my name out ya mouth… pic.twitter.com/Mo18hYcW8h
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 28, 2016